December 30, 2018

Here in Chicago, we call the elevated rapid transit system the "L" train.  The "L" began operations in 1892, making it the 2nd oldest rapid transit system in the USA.  The "L" is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and is the 4th largest heavy rail rapid tr...

Want to know a sexy secret? Get excited. Are you ready? Here it comes! Spending too much time with your intimate partner(s), being too close, kills sexual desire. If you and your intimate partner(s) are not having sex, try taking some space. Plan an activity with a fri...

December 19, 2018

Have you ever seen a baby learn to walk? It’s pretty hilarious. Their balance is totally off and they can barely stand up without becoming unsteady. They wobble around, like an intoxicated person might after a long night of alcohol abuse, and the baby’s first actual st...

September 13, 2018

Society has stigmatized the male community as lacking the ability to express their feelings. It’s not uncommon for this to be a complaint but not having access to a judgment free environment may impact this. I have not seen many men seeking therapeutic services indepen...

August 18, 2018

Socioeconomic status can is very important when discussing health services. According to APA, “socioeconomic status is the social standing or class of an individual or group. It is often measured as a combination of education, income and occupation.” Education, income,...

You’ve probably heard the term ‘Mindfulness’ floating around in yoga class, magazine articles, and in the media… Have you wondered to yourself why this topic is so prominent in today’s world? We as human beings are searching for a better and truer way to live. To feel...

How we see the world influences every facet of our experience. Do you take things at face value, or try and see beyond the obvious? One important aspect of survival is being able to assess the outside world. We scrutinize our environment to determine what is good or ba...

March 19, 2018

Perhaps you’ve heard the Sanskrit word “Metta” or the term “loving-kindness” thrown around during yoga class or in the realm of self-help. Maybe you’ve never heard of this practice but are interested in beginning some type of meditation practice…  If you have yet to di...

I think there is a wide misconception that treatment for chronic pain exclusively include medication; however, chronic pain can impact a person’s entire functioning, and they often have to learn how to live again.  

A significant component of chronic pain management is...

February 6, 2018

I don’t need to lose 10 pounds. This statement is both foreign and freeing, as I have felt 10 pounds away from satisfaction since puberty. This is true for me despite consistently wearing a size 6. My size is socially acceptable but not ideal. It is a privilege that so...

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